Fatigue Analysis of Motor Cycle Alloy Wheel
Navuri Karteek1, B. Satya Krishna2, B. Kiran Babu3, Beulah Mani Paleti4

1Navuri Karteek, is Worked as Assistant Professor. His Areas of Interest are Machine Design and Composite Materials.
2B. Satya Krishna, is Currently Working as Assistant Professor in Sri Vishnu Engineering College for Women in Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.
3B. Kiran Babu, is Currently Working as Assistant Professor in Usha Rama College of Engineering & Technology, Telaprolu, Andhra Pradesh.
4Beulah Mani Paleti, is Currently Working as Assistant Professor in PSCMR College of Engineering & Technology in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 05 July 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 702-710 | Volume-8 Issue-9, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: I7780078919/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I7780.078919

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Abstract: Wheels in the motor cycle play major role to carry the load. Generally spokes are subjected to fatigue loads. So it is necessary to study the response of the wheel under fatigue loads. In the present work different shapes of the wheel spokes are modeled and analyzed their response for fatigue loads by using finite element simulation software ANSYS workbench. The shape of the spokes used for the alloy wheels are curved, inclined, Y shape, Triangle shape, V Shape and H shape with constant volume. The material parametric study is also performed on the different cases of the spokes. The materials used are Structural steel, Aluminum alloy, Carbon steel and magnesium Alloy. The results show that the carbon steel shown better results when compared to remaining materials in view of life, damage and factor of safety. V curved with pad shape possess high life, high factor of safety and low damage factor compared with the remaining models.
Index Terms: Safety Factor, Life, Damage, Fatigue Analysis, Young’s Modulus (E), Density (ρ), Poisson’s Ratio (μ), Tensile Strength (σyt), Structural Steel (SS), Aluminum (Al), Magnesium (Mg), Carbon Steel (CS).

Scope of the Article: Predictive Analysis